HLABC is an organization dedicated to supporting health libraries, their staff, and anyone interested in the search and discovery of health information.

Month: November 2016

Save the Date: January 23, 2017 CE Event

HLABC is putting together what we hope will be an exciting and engaging program for a full-day CE event early in the new year.  More information will be coming soon, but for now, please mark your calendars.

Date: Monday, January 23, 2017 (exact timing of events TBA)
Location:  Woodward Library, UBC

*  Please note that we will also be offering online access to this event for those unable to join us in person in Vancouver on this date. *

A few other updates and reminders:

  • Our wonderful Treasurer, Antje Helmuth, will be stepping aside in the spring of 2017 after several years’ service.  Please consider putting your name forward for this position! Antje has refined the tasks associated with this role to a science, so you’d have a great starting point.
  • Just a reminder that the presentation slides from the June 28th HLABC CE event are now available for download on the members area of the HLABC website.
  • Our Vancouver-area meet-up is fast approaching – please join us! (Date and Time: Wednesday, December 7th from 5-7pm / Location: Steamworks Brewing Company (601 West Cordova, Vancouver, by Waterfront Station) – mention HLABC at the door / RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/hlabc-vancouver-gathering-tickets-29705770760)

  Hope to see you at next week’s HLABC meet-up and January’s CE event!

 

Continue reading

HLABC Social Gathering – Wednesday, December 7th 5-7pm

Please join us on Wedneday December 7th from 5-7pm at Steamworks Brewing Company, downtown Vancouver, for a chance to connect with HLABC members and others interested in health library services. Register here to help us know how many people will attend: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/hlabc-vancouver-gathering-tickets-29705770760

 When: Wednesday December 7th 2016 from 5-7pm

Where: Steamworks Brewing Company at 601 West Cordova, Vancouver (by Waterfront Station) – mention HLABC at the door

Who: HLABC and others interested in health libraries

If you are interested in arranging a similar event at another location, please feel free to email Helen at helen.l.brown@ubc.ca

Spread the word amongst your colleagues. We look forward to seeing you all there!

 

Continue reading

Call for Submissions for the May 16-19, 2017 CHLA/ABSC Annual Conference

The 2017 CHLA/ABSC Planning Committee invites submissions for the Annual Conference of the Canadian Health Libraries Association/Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada (CHLA/ABSC), to be held in Edmonton. The theme of the conference is “Northern Illumination/Lumières du Nord.”

The online abstract submission site is now available via the CHLA/ABSC conference website. To be considered, submissions must be received by December 1, 2016, 9:59 pm MST.

Authors are asked to rank how they would prefer to present their work: as a paper, poster, or lightning talk. Abstracts not accepted to a first choice will be considered for second and third choices.

When submitting structured abstracts, authors will note whether their abstract is a research abstract or program description abstract:

  • Research abstracts report on designing, conducting, and analyzing a research project.
  • Program Description abstracts describe the creation and improvement of products, programs, technologies, administrative practices, or services conducted by librarians and information professionals.

Refer to the FAQ page for additional information.

For more information, contact:

Janice Kung   janice.kung@ualberta.ca
Sandy Campbell   sandy.campbell@ualberta.ca

Continue reading